ppac 2009jun18 fee collection update by T6Wo1568

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									 United States Patent and
     Trademark Office

FY 2009 Fee Collections Update
As of May 31, 2009


Presented to:
Patent Public Advisory Committee
June 18, 2009
             Average Workday Fee Collections
                                             by Month

                                           Patent Collections

$7.5


$7.0


$6.5


$6.0


$5.5


$5.0
       October   November    December       January        February   March   April   May




                                         Trade mark Colle ctions

$1.0



$0.9



$0.8



$0.7



$0.6
       October   Novem ber   Decem ber      January       February    March   April   May




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                     Average Workday Fee Collections
                                                            by Month

$2.5



$2.0



$1.5



$1.0



$0.5



$0.0
           October          November        December       January          February        March          April           May



       Patent Application Filings      Patent Issue    Patent Maintenance      Patent Extensions of Time   Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

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                 Assessments on the Customer
                         Behavior

Our stakeholders and customers have provided the following assessments of the
current and near term expectations on fee collections:

IPO and AIPLA Survey of Filing Trends 2009
 • 2009 Patent Filings: Overall response decrease (48%), unchanged (27%), and increase (25%)
   filing levels
 • 2010 Patent Filings: Overall responses increase (41%) or unchanged (40%) filing levels
 • Maintenance Fees: Most prevalent responses are unchanged (46%) or decrease (36%) renewals
 • Extension Fees: Most prevalent responses unchanged (55%) or decreases (39%) requests
 • RCEs: Overall responses unchanged (62%) or decrease (26%) filing levels
 • Appeals: Most prevalent responses unchanged (58%) or increase (26%) requests
 • PCT (USPTO is receiving office): Overall responses unchanged (58%) or decrease (26%) filing
   levels
 • Trademark Filings: Overall responses unchanged (54%) or decrease (26%) filing levels

Interviews with Bulk Payment Organizations
 • Patent holders are carefully managing their budgets, and renewing less patents. A sharp decline
   of renewals is anticipated for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year

International Intellectual Property Offices
 • Globally offices are experiencing declines in patenting activity
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